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Kamag-anak, Inc: Power is family to 5 wannabe prez

VOTERS KEEN in assessing the fitness for office of the five candidates for President in the upcoming elections may want to look at the presidentiables’ political pedigree and blood relations. Here’s a rundown of the political history and family ties in the government of the five presidentiables: SENATOR MIRIAM DEFENSOR-SANTIAGO ...

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Kamag-anak, Inc: Power is family to 5 wannabe prez

VOTERS KEEN in assessing the fitness for office of the five candidates for President in the upcoming elections may want to look at the presidentiables’ political pedigree and blood relations. The five, after all, have occupied elective and appointive posts from a minimum of five to a maximum of 24 ...

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Only Roxas, Santiago responded to Human Rights Watch questionnaire

ONLY Two of the five presidential candidates, Manuel Roxas II and Miriam Defensor Santiago, responded to a questionnaire on key human rights issues facing the country, Human Rights Watch said yesterday in releasing the responses. Topics covered include accountability for abuses by state security forces, ending torture, indigenous peoples’ rights, ...

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‘Give back public markets to local vendors,’ Rufus says

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent Centrist Democratic Party (CDP) and mayoral candidate 2nd District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez is set to review the Build-Operate and Transfer (BOT) contracts of the public markets in the city to “give back” its stewardship to local vendors. Rodriguez issued a strong message during a public debate ...

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Top bets for prez, VP, Senate spend P54m daily on pol ads

By Floreen Simon and Malou Mangahas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (Continuation) Last big binge Romualdez, however, seems to have indulged in a last-minute binge in the week immediately before the start of the official campaign spending period. For sure, he was not the only candidate to do so. But ...

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Top bets for prez, VP, Senate spend P54m daily on pol ads

By Floreen Simon and Malou Mangahas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism EVEN WITH just part of their campaign spending captured by Nielsen Media’s monitoring of their political ads from Feb. 9 to the end of March, at least two presidential and two senatorial candidates have already breached half of the ...

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